Standoff in Winston-Salem neighborhood ends with 1 dead

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A person is dead after an hours-long standoff in a Winston-Salem neighborhood Monday afternoon.

At 11:59 a.m., officers came to 4057 Parkview Court for a welfare check after someone reported consuming a large amount of a controlled substance.

When officers arrived, they encountered 55-year-old Kevin Simmons, who threatened officers with a gun, according to police. Simmons also released pepper spray in the home.

Officers evacuated a woman from the residence and a SWAT team responded and set up a perimeter.

At some point, Simmons fired a round through a window near two officers. The round hit a nearby home.

After trying to get Simmons to cooperate, officers thought they heard another gunshot. They then went inside and found Simmons dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Officers on the scene said the "incident has been stabilized" and there is no threat to the community.

Google Map for coordinates 36.009449 by -80.259291.

4057 Parkview Ct, Winston-Salem, NC 27127

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